The new Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale is now complete

    09 April 2015

    The Australia Council for the Arts unveils a revitalised cultural home for Australia on the international stage.

    Designed by renowned Australian architecture practice Denton Corker Marshall, the granite-clad building is the first 21st century pavilion in Venice’s Giardini della Biennale. Conceived as a white box within a black box, the building combines a singular, contemporary aesthetic to appear almost like a sculptural object sensitively set into the historic landscape of the Giardini. Operable panels, that open and close according to exhibition needs, give a changing character to the pavilion both externally and internally, providing a myriad of options for exhibiting artists. 

    The space will be inaugurated by Australia’s artist representative Fiona Hall. Her work, which encompasses a range of media from sculpture to video art, will create a multisensory experience of sights and sounds with her installation titled Wrong Way Time.

    The 56th International Art Exhibition runs from 9 May to 22 November 2015.

    Photos of the Australian Pavilion in Venice can be seen here.

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